Game 112: Hot hot hot


The weatherman says it feels like 103° in Arlington, which by my estimation is really freakin’ hot. Luckily for the players it’s supposed to cool down to 99° by game time. That’s why God made air conditioning.

The Rangers are flying under the radar as one of baseball’s hottest teams (no pun intended), having gone 47-36 since May 1st, good for a .566 winning percentage. The messed-up part is that they’ve gone from 6.5 GB in the division to 11.5 GB because the Angels are just that damn good. It’s the same story, different year with them: They have scored the most runs in baseball by a significant amount. Yet they’ve also allowed the most runs in baseball, again by a significant amount. Luckily Milton Bradley (aka the man with highest OPS in the AL) has been bothered by a quad injury of late. So he may not be his usual self this series.

They love them some Alex Rodriguez in Texas; he should feel right at home with all the boos.

1. Damon, DH
2. Jeter, SS
3. Abreu, RF
4. A-Rod, 3B
5. Giambi, 1B – sans ‘stache
6. X(BH) Nady, LF
7. Cano, 2B
8. Pudge, C
9. J-Christ, CF

And on the mound, Joba “lower ERA as a starter than as a reliever despite three times as many IP” Chamberlain.

Notes: Melky is “hitting” .229-.278-.287 over his last 76 games, giving him the 4th worst OBP & the worstest SLG in the game over that time … That’s right, I said the worstest … Let’s stop beating around the bush and just say it: Melky Cabrera is the worst every day player in Major League Baseball … On the bright side, X. Nady shared AL Player of the Week honors, he’s been the anti-Melky since the trade …

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Henry Chinaski says:

    night of Christians… C Garcia making his return to the NYY Tampa Rotation tonight. … Justin can NOT be worse than Melky

  2. Jake says:

    Nice to see J. Christ in the line up.


  3. Ivan says:

    Well I guess they feel they didn’t want to rush Kennedy and didn’t felt like he was ready.

    Giese could be solid but I like him more as a long reliever than starter.

    Next time IPK.

    • Jamal G. says:

      Maybe they’d rather him start against a team that doesn’t boast a 3-4 combo of Tex and Vladdy. Not to mention an annoying little prick in Chone Figgins atop the lineup.

      • ceciguante says:

        speaking of which, how great was it to see figgins kick the ball yesterday? those guys handed us the game with a bow on it for a change.

    • ceciguante says:

      hughes threw 54 pitches the other night…anyone have an idea on when he’ll be considered for a return to the show? i’d love to see him log some starts instead of the current alternatives. despite that kennedy is already stretched out, hughes is the guy i’m excited about seeing…let’s get him up here soon!

  4. Ivan says:

    Gotta liked this article in concern with Hughes.


  5. Newman says:

    J. Christ and God on the same roster. How do we not win every game?

  6. Henry Chinaski says:

    thanks for post that IVAN, fuck it, that would be great if we could get the 2006 version of PHIl Franchise goin’ again

    and not for for nothing Chase Wright hasn’t given up a run so far in AAA- tonight so far no runs, no hits, no walks, 3 K’s against pawtuket

  7. Henry Chinaski says:

    in 3 innings…

  8. Jamal G. says:

    Have a question for you guys. In my MLB 08: The Show franchise, I’m using the Oakland A’s. I’m going back and forth on whether I should blow up the team or try to push through and get a Wild Card spot somehow.

    Mark Ellis (2B)
    Kurt Suzuki (C)
    Frank Thomas (DH)
    Jack Cust (LF)
    Matt Murton (RF)
    Mike Sweeney (1B)
    Eric Chavez (3B)
    Bobby Crosby (SS)
    Carlos Gonzalez(CF)

    Outside of Justin Duchscherer and Dana Eveland, my rotation is garbage. I have a pretty nice bullpen highlighted by Huston Street.

    I’m sure Street and Duchscherer are my top two trading chips, and I can fetch some nice young players for them. So should I blow up the A’s and do by best Billy Beane impersonation, or stick with the guys, make a little upgrade or two in the rotation, and have at it?

    • Ivan says:

      Blow it up.

    • Jake says:

      Keep Gonzalez, Street, Duchscherer and Santiago Casilla, the man formerly known as Jairo Garcia.

    • Jake says:

      Jamal, what’s your PSN?

    • Mike A. says:

      Blow it up AND push for the WC, it’s freaking Playstation man! ;)

      My lineup:

      Giles, RF
      Murton (vs LHP) & Dellucci (vs RHP), LF
      Kouzmanoff, 3B
      Adrian, 1B
      Khalil, SS
      Edmonds, CF (started my Franchise before they cut him)
      Bard, C
      Ryan Raburn, 2B (Iguchi’s done for the year)

      Scott Hairston leads my team in HR, RBI, XBH, OPS, just about everything despite being a bench player and PH deluxe. Heath Bell & Kevin Cameron out of the pen are just straight nasty. Hoffman’s just okay.

  9. Batty says:

    I like Giese better as a reliever too – but I liked Rasner better than a reliever as well. Think that might get him back on track.

  10. Jake says:

    How far away is Phil from returning

    • ceciguante says:

      see ivan’s link at 7:27. he’s set to throw 65-70 pitches on thursday in AAA. his last outing was 54 pitches at low-A. the word is he’s looking good right now.

  11. Jake says:

    Anyone else happy no Kay tonight?

  12. DP says:

    I missed it, did they announce Giese on Friday?

  13. Steve says:


    “In other news, ESPN is reporting that the Yankees are one of several teams that are being investigated for irregularities in bonus payments to their Latin American signees. About 20 team employees over about 5-6 teams are implicated in bonus skimming, in which they illegally have taken a portion of a player’s bonus. Kelvin DeLeon is mentioned as one of the players who might have been forced to pay a kickback. This doesn’t look good for the Yankees and the other teams involved (the Red Sox have already fired their Dominican scouting supervisor), and could lead to more regulation of the virtually laissez-faire Latin American market.”

    (Summary from MVN)

    I thought that previous story when they fired their scouting director after Michael Inoa had legs. Bad news for the Yanks and all the other teams involved. The FBI is in on the investigation and that means this story is NOT going to go away.

    This is the groundwork being laid for an international draft, and the Yanks will wind up on the bottom of that one like they are in the states.

  14. Henry Chinaski says:

    Chase Wright no hitting Sox Pawtuket through 4

  15. Henry Chinaski says:

    no no

  16. Fabio says:

    Also, Ajax has 3 hits already, 2 doubles. His avg is up to .296.

  17. Henry Chinaski says:

    going out for drinks now, leave you boys to it

  18. Jake says:

    Any chance of a september call up for AJax?

  19. Joey says:

    WTF is with the camera angle on “my27″ Rangers TV shit (through of course)?

  20. Joey says:

    Wonder if he donated the ‘stache to Locks of Love

  21. Samsonov KGB says:

    giambi looks like a kid again

  22. Chip says:

    Clutch walk by A-Rod

  23. Mike A. says:

    Keep making Padilla work in that heat baby…

  24. Ivan says:

    Lets get some runs.

  25. Ivan says:

    Giambi got a break there with that call.

  26. Newman says:

    Wow, that was strike 3

  27. gxpanos says:

    Why does it sound like a little league game there tonight? This audio blows.

  28. Batty says:

    Great at bat by Giambi.

  29. Joey says:

    Ump got distracted by the shiny white skin on Giambi’s upper lip?

  30. Mike A. says:

    GREAT at-bat by Giambi.

  31. Newman says:

    Who needs the stache?

  32. Ivan says:

    Thanks Ump.

  33. Newman says:

    Can the freekin Laptop Thief lend us a hand tonight please?

  34. Mike A. says:

    Thanks for the 1 pitch out, Ian.

  35. Jake says:

    Pudge came out firing!

  36. Ivan says:

    Why the fuck they are playing the fox beat?

  37. Mike A. says:

    So much for Chase Wright’s no-no. And the shutout.

  38. Jamal G. says:

    Alex Gordon to Clay Buchholz: “Next time when you steal some laptops, use it to get a better scouting report on me, bitch.”

    • Mike A. says:

      Heh, hitting a homer off Clay Buchholz isn’t exactly as prestigious as winning the Dick Howser Trophy, Golden Spikes Award, Brooks Wallace Award, ABCA National Player of the Year Award, and Baseball America’s College Player of the Year Award all in the same season. Or winning BA’s Minor League Player of the Year Award the next season.

      Dude’s got one hell of a mantle.

  39. Manimal says:

    Is Scranton playing IN Pawtucket or in Scranton because I went to a beach in Rhode Island and we passed Pawtuckett on the way there.

  40. LiveFromNewYork says:

    Glad Girardi is playing J Christ in center. It’s only fitting.

  41. Newman says:

    Uncle Cliffy coughed up the lead in Tampa, ugh

  42. Joey says:

    Kind of a random question, but the last few day games Girardi has had on this very nice pair of sunglasses, and I’m wondering if anyone knows what brand/model they are, I’ve been looking for a new pair

  43. Jamal G. says:

    Oh man, these contract negotiations are going to be so nasty come the time when Derek Jeter needs a new contract. I do have faith in Cashman & Co. that they have enough balls not to be fooled by all that nostalgia and sentimental crap. However, when push comes to shove, will they really allow Jeter to walk?

    • Joey says:

      In short: no, I don’t see it. They can’t just cold shoulder him ala Bernie, they can’t let him go anywhere else. It just comes down to $$$

    • Mike A. says:

      He’s a free agent after the 2010 season, so he’s still got another 2+ years of decline in front of him before becoming a DH. He’ll hit the FA at age 36.

      • Jeremy says:

        Jeter will retire a Yankee. That’s it.

        • christopher says:

          that is one of the few times in baseball where you live with a declingin start so that he can break recods for your team — 3k hits and eventually maybe breaking the hits record.

          next year he should be moved to 1st base – Texiera s going to ommand 20 million a year nad he is NOT a 20 million dollar player

  44. Dave P. says:

    what the fuck was that?

  45. Ivan says:

    A-Rod should look at that Ump and say do you know who the fuck I am.

  46. mustang says:

    That was fucked up, but it’s ok A-Rod will get them next time.

  47. Mike A. says:

    David Eckstein would have found a way to get time called on that pitch. A-Rod’s so unclutch.

    • mustang says:

      No he not stuff like that happens in this park with that pitching A-Rod going to come alive this series.

  48. Newman says:

    Our old buddy David Delucci just hit a bomb off Garza, 4-2 Tribe top 5th

  49. Jamal G. says:

    David Dellucci with a two run jack, the Tribe leads the Rays 4-2.

  50. Jamal G. says:

    Heh, blooper reel FTW!

  51. The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

    At the team shop in that stadium they sell a big framed photo of Robin Ventura getting noogies from Ryan, when Ryan put him in a headlock, and it’s signed by Ryan. Pretty hysterical.

  52. Dave P. says:


    Second base is only 90 feet to your right.

  53. Joey says:

    The Salty slide: not very good

  54. The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

    Doing Hank Greenberg proud. Attaboy.

  55. Jamal G. says:

    Buchholz having his customary meltdown inning.

  56. Newman says:

    Bad 0-2 pitch

  57. Jamal G. says:

    Good enough Cap’n.

  58. Ivan says:

    well at lease Jeter save a run.

  59. Jamal G. says:

    Double fist pump by the Yanks’ battery.

  60. Newman says:

    Uh oh – battery co-fist pump! Throw em both behind bars!

  61. gxpanos says:

    I hope Phil the Franchise is taking notes on how Joba the Other Franchise throws breaking balls for strike after strike after strike…

  62. Manimal says:

    Gotta love Joba, shakes his head in disgust that he was even in that situation to begin with.

  63. Samsonov KGB says:

    ken singlton always loves mentioning that he had the hardest hit ball in one of nolan ryans no-hitters

  64. Ivan says:

    Whats up with Buchholz?

  65. Ivan says:

    The Giambino

  66. A.D. says:

    No stache, no problem

  67. Manimal says:

    Good Riddens Mr Mustache.

  68. Samsonov KGB says:

    here comes the ‘stache part deux

  69. gxpanos says:

    Fuck the ‘stache!

  70. The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

    Hipster Yankee fans all over Williamsburg just shaved their ‘staches.

  71. Jamal G. says:

    Evan Longoria or Alex Gordon, take your pick.

    I’ll take Longoria, but I think for some reason people are down on Gordon.

  72. BigBlueAL says:

    ‘Stache this!!!!

  73. Ben K. says:

    That’s the power of the stache-less.

  74. Jake K. says:

    Giambi needs to change his facial hair on a weekly basis.

  75. Scott says:

    I’m going to go shave mine right now

  76. Joey says:

    Just thought of this, don’t know why. But lets pretend Andy and Moose and both coming back, everyone is healthy. Who gets opening day start at TNYS? The Wanger, Joba, Andy, Moose? (And lets pretend we don’t have CC or any other FAs)

  77. giselle says:

    so i found the video steve was referring to in last night’s post-game write up that shows highlights of the hughes-pavano rehab game on saturday.

    youre welcome.

  78. A.D. says:

    Malec & AJAX nice games in trenton

  79. Jamal G. says:

    LoL, Clay Buchholz is shaking off Jason Varitek after he’s given up three runs in the inning, has the bases loaded, two out, and just issued a HBP forcing in a run. He threw a 2-1 Curveball, it missed (he did get out of the inning without allowing any more runs).

  80. gxpanos says:

    Nice AB for Robbie, even if he makes an out.

  81. Manimal says:

    Did cano just work a count and then find one to hit out for a home run?

    • Chip says:

      Yeah, this is the second-half Cano, I think you’re thinking of what the first half one would have done

  82. Charles says:

    Robbie! Man,what an at-bat.

  83. Scott says:

    Robbie Cano….:”Dont ya know”

  84. Dave P. says:

    Is Christian faster than Gardner?

  85. Jamal G. says:

    LoL, someone at the BOS/KC game is sitting in the stands with a raccoon hat with a sign that reads: “VINCE YOUNG IS THE WORST PASSING QUARTERBACK EVER”. Yeah, I don’t know where to begin either.

  86. The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

    Bay has K’d twice tonight. It would be very nice if he would remember he’s REPLACING Manny, he’s not ACTUALLY Manny.

  87. Dave P. says:

    How do you walk Jason Varitek twice in a game?

  88. Mike A. says:

    Brandon Laird is officially en fuego. Another jack.

  89. Manimal says:

    All my friends are bragging about Bay when we obviously got the better Pirate outfielder.

  90. A.D. says:

    Trivia question answer: Jason Varitek, all he does is catch no hitters

  91. Mike A. says:

    God damn, when you go to see Chris Davis play, you need to buy two tickets: one for the game, and one for the gun show. Dude’s jacked.

  92. Charles says:

    Garcia for Tampa: 3ip,6h,2r,1er,1bb,6ks. Not bad eh?

  93. BigBlueAL says:

    Is Joba pitching or Moose with all these breaking balls on 3-2 counts????

  94. Mike A. says:

    A nice little Texas heat homerun right there.

  95. Manimal says:

    Since the all star break, Joba has allowed 3 walks while striking out 26(so far)

  96. Batty says:

    Haha – John Sterling just pronounced Gagne as Gag-ne :D

  97. A.D. says:

    Ouch Salty

    any word on Mos availability tonight?

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

      In the pre-game show they said he looked stiff today, then he shagged some flies and pronounced himself ready to go tonight.

  98. Charles says:

    That Charleston team is totally destroying their opponent. 13-0 bottom of the fifth.

  99. Batty says:

    PA says good to go, I bet Girardi uses him as a last resort though.

  100. Scott says:

    At least once a game, john sterling causes me to erupt into laughter, for any number of reasons….

    Whats the under/over on how many times a game he says “Amazing”

  101. Jamal G. says:

    Can’t wait to see that movie.

  102. Jake K. says:

    Rough inning for the kid. But he was due for one.

  103. Manimal says:

    I love cold showers when you have sunburn. Feels goooooooood.

  104. Dave P. says:

    Don’t even say it Jamal.

  105. Dave P. says:

    nevermind. He didn’t make contact.

  106. Jamal G. says:

    Cliff Lee better get out of this jam (runners on first and second, no out, Carlos Pena up).

  107. Jamal G. says:

    Stopped in my opinion.

  108. A.D. says:

    Nice balk

  109. BigBlueAL says:

    WOW i looked it up Cone did balk 10 times in 1988.

  110. Ivan says:

    lets get those two runs back.

  111. Jamal G. says:

    Wilkins de La Rosa’s non-no bid is over.

  112. The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

    ha ha

  113. Jamal G. says:

    Great defensive play by Asdrubal Cabrera allows Cliff Lee to get out of that jam un-scored upon.

  114. Newman says:

    Balk! Count it

  115. Mike A. says:

    A-Rod with a clutch induce-a-balk.

  116. A.D. says:

    What just happend??

  117. Dave P. says:

    I’m at work with the sound down at the TV. Someone please explain to me what is going on.

  118. A.D. says:

    2 balks in an inning, don’t see that every day

  119. Batty says:

    Well you don’t see that very often.

  120. BigBlueAL says:

    Wow if i called that balk all the time with the 13 to 14 yo’s, heck even the high-school kids i could call 5 to 10 balks a game….

  121. Charles says:

    Arod is so unclutch. It’s Arod’s fault that Damon scored on a balk instead of from a clutch two run homerun.

  122. Joey says:

    58 mph curveball? Damn thats slow

  123. BigBlueAL says:

    Hey Jamal when I was reading through the game comments of yesterday’s game I saw you asked if it still is a hit-by-pitch if the batter gets hit on a bounce and the answer is yes it is, dont know if anyone answered it but I figured I would since I have to know that stuff…..

    • Jamal G. says:

      Ever seen one in one of your games?

      • BigBlueAL says:

        Shit, I started out umping 9-10 yo’s what do you think!!!! Even with the high-school kids you see at times breaking balls short-hop kids off the ankles or foot at times. But it is definitely not common….

  124. A.D. says:

    But its a dry heat, notice the relative humidity is low

  125. Jamal G. says:

    Uh-oh, that’s no good.

  126. A.D. says:

    Pudge, still so quick behind the plate

  127. Joey says:

    5-2 Tribe now

  128. The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:


  129. Jamal G. says:

    Bob Davidson feels like a man because he’s screaming at A-Rod, fuck him.

  130. Steve S says:

    I don’t know if anyone mentioned this, but Rotoworld says Dan Giese will take Rasner’s rotation spot.

  131. A.D. says:

    How is kinsler not out?

  132. Joey says:

    Joba with those cat like reflexes

  133. Dave P. says:

    horseshit, horseshit, horseshit.

  134. The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

    are they watching the same replay as us? the ball clearly hit him.

  135. Joey says:

    that was fair!!!!!! c’mon umps! you guys suck this game, damn

  136. A.D. says:

    Looks like the ball hit Kinsler when he was out of the box

  137. Jamal G. says:

    That out gave me a heart attack.

  138. PsiFighter37 says:

    Goddammit, Joba.

  139. A.D. says:

    Joba keeps falling behind

  140. Joey says:


  141. MJM says:

    So if the second base ump saw that ball hit Kinsler (and I think it probably did), why didn’t he call it initially. Instead, he called the runner out at second.

  142. Ivan says:

    Bitch ass Homerun.

  143. BigBlueAL says:

    I guess Joba is human….

  144. Joey says:

    Well, at least we get to see how Joba responds to adversity

  145. A.D. says:

    All cause someone in the pregame had to bring up how few hr Joba had given up

  146. Mike A. says:

    They should take Joba out after this inning. He’s over 90 pitches and it’s a billion degrees out. This game won’t end 5-4, don’t worry.

  147. The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

    nightmare fuel

  148. Samsonov KGB says:

    please dont let this be another phil hughes

  149. Jamal G. says:

    Fuck shoulder. Fuckfuckfuckfuck.

  150. A.D. says:

    this isnt good

  151. E-ROC says:

    Fuck me! Joba was pointing to his shoulder.

  152. BigBlueAL says:

    Oh my GOD he was complaining about his shoulder, this season is crumbling before our eyes…….

  153. zzzzz says:

    hold your breath.

  154. Newman says:

    Holy fuck

  155. Ivan says:

    Texas pitching sucks and you got 4 innings to work, so they should get some runs here.

  156. Mike A. says:

    The bright side: his velocity never dropped.

    • Mike A. says:

      Last pitch was 96.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

      Yeah I’m with Mike A. here (and surprisingly, Cone too). We have no idea what’s up with Joba. We can jump off a bridge later if we get bad news, for now for all we know he got a cramp.

  157. giselle says:

    ok whats going on w/ joba’s shoulder? i’m on gameday…

  158. bklynJT says:

    Fuck you Texas!!! Why do our pitchers always get hurt here!

  159. Samsonov KGB says:

    is a shoulder injury worse than an elbow injury?

    • Jamal G. says:

      Yes. A lot more unknowns in terms of surgery.

    • THE Dread Pirate Roberts says:

      yes, worst case scenario with a shoulder is MUCH worse than worse case with an elbow … for example, the yankees are willing to sign pitchers with elbow issues (andrew brackman) but are much less willing to take chances on shoulder issues (scott bittle the 2nd round draft pick this year).

  160. Babe's Ghost says:

    Holy shit… listening on the radio… could Joba have hurt himself when he jumped out of the way of Pudge’s throw?

  161. Jamal G. says:

    This heat isn’t healthy, get a dome you God Damn hicks.

  162. Newman says:

    Is there any chance it could be a heat relatedd cramp or something? Ugh I can’t even believe this. I’m depressed

  163. kunaldo says:

    well guys…it was a great season…some good storylines, the bullpen developed well…but um…i think it’s time for football…


  164. Bill N says:

    This is no good I am holding my breath and shitting myself at the same time

  165. A.D. says:

    Judging by the location and pointing to the side thats more of a muscle area than structural

    Hopefully its really just fatigue in the heat

  166. Samsonov KGB says:

    hopefully its just cramps on a hot night

  167. bklynJT says:

    Girardi just touched Eilands shoulder! Please let it be a cramp. Please let cone be right. If he is, i will name my child after you.

  168. Shane D. says:


  169. A.D. says:

    Bats better get it going, cant count on balks all game

  170. A.D. says:

    giambi is taking this no stache thing well

  171. Steve H says:

    Whattya no, Giambi lives and dies with the stache.

  172. The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

    change of subject.. who else thinks it’s lame that the rangers and chisox both basically ripped off the frieze or facade or whatever you want to call it? i sure do. get your own architecturally significant stadium accoutrement, assholes.

  173. Nickel says:

    Let us all join hands for a moment of silent prayer…

  174. Jamal G. says:

    Buck Showalter just said on BBTN that it is the lesser of two evils that Joba was pointing to the front part fo his shoulder.

  175. Joey says:

    Lets go Yan-Gers! Clap, clap, clap clap clap. Lol

  176. Newman says:

    Anyone else feel like the life has been completely sucked out of you?

  177. Ivan says:

    Lets Go I-Rod.

  178. A.D. says:

    we need a little pudge magic back in texas

  179. Ivan says:

    PH Christian.

  180. BigBlueAL says:

    Clutch Yankees hitting is back…

  181. Ivan says:

    Fuck man.

  182. A.D. says:

    0-3 for j-christ, obv one game, but its as if no one wants to step up and take melks job

  183. Lanny says:

    The season is over if Joba is out.

    • Greg G. says:

      Well, it’s good to know we’re all keeping things in perspective.

      • Lanny says:

        Because we can make up 6 games without our ace. Well, both our aces. Open your eyes.

        • Greg G. says:

          They’re wide open, thank you very much. But, you’re right, if Joba’s out, I suggest the Yanks just forfeit the rest of the season. Why risk any more injuries by, you know, actually playing games?

      • dan says:

        I think that’s a logical conclusion

  184. Manimal says:

    YESS Just came back from shower, Giese is in the rotation.

    I hope Joba is ok.

  185. Jamal G. says:

    Phil Hughes, you and that white horse better get your asses in gear.

    • BigBlueAL says:

      You think Mr. Miyagi could do that shit he did to the Karate Kid’s leg on Wang’s ankle????

  186. Manimal says:

    I can barely jog in 90 degree weather. Pitching in 101 degrees is just unhealthy.

  187. DP says:

    Looks like Kennedy will be up after all

  188. Greg G. says:

    Perhaps we could score a run or two with the top of our order against Jamey Wright? I’m just sayin’.

  189. Ivan says:

    Good outing by Edwar.

  190. marc resnick says:

    not true Lanny because Hughes is on the way… man i’m effin nervous about Joba… I figured it would happen but why tonight …. all these guys get hurt soo easily. You know how Johnnie Sain would remedy shoulder pain? More Throwing! Thats what he did for tommy glavine… worked pretty well.

  191. Manimal says:

    Didn’t Hughes pull his hammy in the no-hit bid in Arlington?

  192. Jamie says:

    What happened to Joba? Was it cramps or something?

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

      lol just read above. don’t rehash it and get everyone all freaked out again.

  193. Manimal says:

    I hate that. Yankees need baserunners and their aiming for the moon.

  194. Chris says:

    To change the subject away from Joba for a moment…. I like that Girardi brought Edwar out again tonight. An outing like yesterday’s under Torre would have relegated him to the dog house for weeks. It’s good to see him get back out there and be successful.

  195. Newman says:

    Bruney in this spot against the top of the order? I dunno about that

  196. bklynJT says:

    To change the subject again… I hate how they played Pudge today. I mean Joba just finished praising Molina after his last start.. Why you gotta go and ruin a good thing.. shit!

  197. Newman says:

    Stiff right shoulder for Joba, what does that mean exactly?

    • dan says:

      it means they’re trying to calm down the fanbase…. they’ll give him an MRI just to be safe, and then we’ll know what’s up.

  198. A.D. says:

    bats need to get their shit in gear

  199. Jamal G. says:

    Stiffness? That’s good, no? Is that a precursor to something else, a la forearm stiffness to TJS?

  200. Jake H says:

    Stiff shoulder How bad could that be?

  201. Lanny says:

    We have to be realists to a certain extent. No team loses two aces in one year and still wins.

    Especially with how average the offensive production is.

  202. Newman says:

    Why is Marte not coming in for Hamilton?

  203. Nickel says:

    I’m holding on to the notion that it’s physically impossible to throw 96 if there’s something horrifically wrong with your shoulder.

  204. Joey H says:

    … and a screless inning fron brian “owch my foot” bruney

  205. Steve H says:

    Sox are rallying, good the thing the captain is up

  206. Lanny says:

    stiff shoulder from the yankees means he’s done for the year. they will not take any chances with him.

  207. Joey H says:

    ut oh 8th inning, A-rod , u know what that means

  208. giselle says:

    somethings definitely wrong with gameday. it just reported “NYY catcher francisco cervelli left the game due to an injured neck/shoulder”. i’m so confused. is pudge still in the game? are they referring to joba?

  209. Mike A. says:

    Xavier muthafuckin’ Nady.

  210. A.D. says:

    thank you X(BH)

  211. MJM says:


  212. Doug says:


    A signing of David Justice-level proportions!

  213. Joey H says:

    WOW if nady was a fucking woman i would kiss him dead on the lips lmao!

  214. BigBlueAL says:

    As Michael Kay said yesterday after Nady’s HR, “X marks the spot!”

  215. Steve H says:

    Think X likes the spotlight or what?

  216. It’s official. Xavier McDaniel is my new favorite former NBA professional basketball player.


  217. Manimal says:

    XMAN!! That right fielder played the ball terribly.

  218. Pedro says:

    I’m so behind it’s not even funny, I’m still getting mad at Giambi.

  219. Jake H says:

    X man delivers!

  220. Chip says:

    The Sawx clearly got the better Pirates outfielder

  221. Jamal G. says:

    I like what Girardi is doing, with Veras unlikely available, he is going to make sue he has Marte and MO for the 9th inning or later.

  222. Chip says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see Melky PH next inning. Girardi loves to PH a guy when he’s struggling

    • Manimal says:

      it worked with cano in tampa earlier in the year.

    • Steve H says:

      Are you sure that’s what he does? Or has everyone on the bench struggled all year?

      • Chip says:

        Yes I’m sure, like Manimal said earlier, he did it when Cano was struggling as well. In fact, he’s done it a few times this season. Sits a guy who’s in a cold streak and then pinch hits him late

    • A.D. says:

      probably cause they don’t get to think they just get thrown in there

  223. Joey H says:

    nasty stuff by bruney. so can we say he and marte will split the 8th inning ?

  224. PsiFighter37 says:

    Christian’s a dumbass, why was he chasing the ball. He stays back and lets it comes to him, it’s only a double.

  225. Jamal G. says:

    Why not IBB Davis to face Salty?

  226. Mike A. says:

    Ugh, stop it with bringing the IF in. Never freaking works.

    • Joey H says:

      precautionary thing. plus we got the bottom of our order coming up. i would have done it too.

    • Joey H says:

      big game here. we had the bottom of our order coming up. i would have done the same thing. cant afford to make it 5-6

  227. A.D. says:

    Beating up on the rook with the slider

  228. Pedro says:

    Bad job by Marte

  229. dan says:

    The last time that bruney pitched for the yankees, the bullpen was: mariano, bruney, hawkins, farnsworth, traber, ohlendorf, and joba.

    How times have changed…

  230. Jamal G. says:

    Ramon Vasqez has a .491-OPS against LHP, no need to give anything for Salty to hit.

  231. Manimal says:

    Why the hell is JD drew leading off for the sox?

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

      .406 obp

    • Jamal G. says:

      He’s the best option. Jacoby Ellsubury is like Melky Cabrera for them offensively this year, same for Coco Crisp. Dustin Pedroia is too aggressive for a good lead-off hitter and Mike Lowell is slumping miserably so Kevin Youkilis needs to be in the middle of the order.

  232. A.D. says:

    fist pump!

  233. Mike A. says:

    Nice job working out of that one Damaso.

  234. Steve H says:

    Sox, 2 on 2 out top 9th.

  235. The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

    BIG spot for jason bay right here

  236. Manimal says:

    WOW, ground ball to SS/3B and they freaking collide, run scores.

  237. Doug says:

    my27 in Dallas just showed Nolan Ryan sonning Robin Ventura. “Happy anniversary, Nolan. You schooled Robin Ventura.”

  238. Manimal says:

    Sox lose.

  239. Jamal G. says:

    Sawkz lose 4-3 to KC.

  240. A.D. says:

    COne, admitting the tricks

    Soria nailed it down

  241. giselle says:

    sox lost.

  242. BigBlueAL says:

    C’mon Pudge you gotta be able to get on vs freakin Eddie Guardado!!!!

  243. Jack says:

    Holy shit. Everyday Eddie’s still around?

  244. A.D. says:

    Sexson, really?

  245. BigBlueAL says:

    Sexson sucks

  246. Newman says:

    I think it’s just about time to DFA Dick Sex. Can’t even catch up with an 86 mph “heater”, if you wanna call it that

  247. Joey H says:

    ok that pretty much just got sexon DFA’ed

  248. Pedro says:

    Joe G. overmanaging again.

  249. Jamal G. says:

    If Hideki Matsui comes back, do you DFA Dick Lock Sexy or send down Justin Christian? Personally, I DFA Sexson.

  250. Jamal G. says:

    Come on, Derek Jeter. Come the fuck on.

  251. Smitt Dog says:

    Come on Derek. One time buddy…

  252. A.D. says:

    Come on captin, cant gidp, might as well get a hit

  253. Mike A. says:

    In all seriousness, it’s time to bring Minky back. Sexson’s utterly useless.

  254. Jamal G. says:

    Damn, that was a good pitch to hit.

  255. The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

    that ball just didn’t want to come down, huh.

  256. Manimal says:

    Fucking hamilton. Go get high or something.

  257. Jamal G. says:

    Fuck Josh Hamilton and his $20.

  258. Doug says:

    Crap. Josh Hamilton likes those barrel roll catches.

  259. Biship says:

    God Dammit A-rod

  260. BigBlueAL says:

    Jeter lost his Edge….

  261. Joey H says:

    hamilton’s story was cute and everything, but right now im wishing we never heard it

  262. Pedro says:

    That was oh so close.

  263. Joey says:

    Huh, Morgan Freeman injured in a car accident, in serious condition… wow

    • Mike A. says:

      Like a twinkie, like a twinkie.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

        way obscure

        • Mike A. says:

          Heh, there was a Family Guy episode where one of the cut aways had to do with Morgan Freeman. He was narrating some stupid scene, and Freeman’s voice was like “All I’m doing is sitting in a room, sipping some tea and reading from a script. Like a twinkie, like a twinkie.”

          So now whenever I see/hear Freeman, the first thing that pops into my mind is him saying “like a twinkie, like a twinkie.”

          • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

            i only know the quote because my buddy does the same thing. he thought it was the funniest thing ever. i thought he said it was from something else though, i don’t remember him citing family guy.

    • Jamal G. says:

      No drugs or alcohol involved. He was actually cracking jokes with on-lookers and the paramedic crew, so hopefully he’ll be cool.

    • A.D. says:

      broke his arm and injured his shoulder, pretty nuts

  264. Jamal G. says:

    Not bunting with Ian Kinsler, what a concept!

    Well, never mind…

  265. Pedro says:

    Strikes, Marte.

  266. steve says:

    anyone listening on … these ranger announcers get really into it …. BALL FOUR !!!!!

  267. Jamal G. says:


  268. Jamal G. says:

    Marte, please don’t walk a runner into scoring position for Michael Young.

  269. Joey H says:

    ok that was the game right there

  270. Jamal G. says:

    Prince Fielder just owned his Brew Crew teammate, Manny Parra, in the dugout.;c_id=mlb

  271. Pedro says:

    He’s obviously tired. Only our manager can’t see that.

  272. Joey H says:

    ok its official, i have no fingernails left!

  273. A.D. says:

    Abreu should have dropped thaqt, gone for 2

  274. Jamal G. says:

    Facing Marlon Byrd instead of Josh Hamilton with the winning run on is not the worst thing in the world.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

      agree. but i can’t believe how marlon f’ng byrd owned us tonight. what a piece of shit of a night.

  275. BigBlueAL says:

    Take him out!!!!

  276. Manimal says:

    God damn it, JUST PUT IN NADY TO PITCH :P

  277. Mike A. says:

    Why is Girardi leaving Marte in?

  278. Manimal says:


  279. BigBlueAL says:

    Joe Girardi, you FUCKING suck!!!!

  280. Jamal G. says:

    Fuck whoever is in the vicinity.

  281. Batty says:

    Wow, that was a dramatic loss…

  282. BigBlueAL says:

    Why does it feel like the season ended tonight???

  283. steve says:

    well that sucked

  284. Mike A. says:

    41 pitches for Marte. WTF???

  285. Chip says:

    Where’s Mo when we need him? Ouch

  286. Manimal says:

    Where the fuck is Veras

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

      they said he was unavailable tonight. pitched saturday and sunday.

  287. Pedro says:

    Girardi, what a fucking dumbass.

  288. Jamal G. says:

    I hope somebody puts an extra $100 in Josh Hamilton’s pocket tonight.

  289. steve says:

    at least boston and tampa lost

  290. Pedro says:

    It would be easier to win games if we had a real manager. What a joke Girardi is.

    • Jon says:

      Now there’s a statement that has a lot of thought in it. And it’s clearly wasn’t made my a mind that’s not thinking clearly due to current events.

  291. Brett says:

    Where was Veras?

    Another clutch game for our money player. Thanks Arod…

  292. Jamal G. says:

    David Robertson has given up Home Runs in two straight outings, Jose Veras and Mariano Rivera weren’t even warming so they seemed to be unavailable tonight. I agree with leaving in Marte.

    Would you really bring in a rookie in that scenario after the last two outings he’s had?

  293. A.D. says:

    Well, that type of game, what should have been a good win turns into a horrible loss

    Whos been bad as a yankee thus far, Demaso Marte

  294. Batty says:

    Trying to think. If Mo’s out, Robertson’s given up the long ball in his last consecutive innings, Edwar pitched, Rasner/Giese just pitched, Bruney pitched who do you go with? Veras – though he’s the only trusted fresh reliever for tomorrow besides Mo? Robertson (though again he’s be fresh for tomorrow but has given up homers recently)?

    Tough choice…

  295. The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

    YES has to stop showing joba commercials tonight. it’s kinda cruel.

  296. Randy says:

    i have a really bad feeling about this loss. i don’t know why. they didn’t lose ground but with joba down and mo unavailable again there is something going wrong with this team.

  297. Manimal says:

    Why is he so wild? Can’t handle a pressure cooker like Arlington?

    • Mike A. says:

      Probably had something to do with throwing so many damn pitches, especially since wiggling his way out of the 8th inning wasn’t exactly a low stress situation. Ridiculous.

  298. Mike A. says:

    So that’s the second straight game in which Girardi’s left a reliever in too long, resulting in a grand slam.

    • Jamal G. says:

      Dude, would you really want David Robertson in there with his past two outings and considering he is a rookie? I know leaving in Marte isn’t ideal but it was the lesser of two evils. Veras and MO was unavailable, I agree with the move.

      • Mike A. says:

        I was surprised he sent him out there for the 9th. Marte pitched around a one out double in the 8th, so it’s not like he cruised that inning. I mean, did Girardi learn nothing from yesterday? Marte had thrown 40 pitches, and only 22 strikes, before that pitch to Byrd.

    • Randy says:

      one of a few games where his decisions have directly impacted the outcome of a game. the jay bruce/mussina game comes to mind.

    • Pedro says:

      And he will do it again if he has the chance. Too damn stubborn. Not only did we lose the game but we also lose Marte for a couple of days now. Great job coach!

    • A.D. says:

      thats what happens when starters dont give you innings and thus the bp gets over used

      • Randy says:

        i’m not sure that is what the issue was for this particular game. joba got hurt and everyone did their job after he left outside of marte who struggled right from the first at bat he had. the starter leaving early wasn’t expected nor did it effect the outcome of the game.

        • Randy says:

          or are you talking about rasner yesterday? in that case, i agree with you.

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

          his point is simply that the bp can get overexposed when your starter doesn’t give you enough innings. the starter leaving early affects the outcome of the game.

          • Randy says:

            i understand the point completely. i’m talking about at what point did that affect marte giving up a grand slam to shitty marlon byrd? MY point is that joba leaving the game early didn’t impact the outcome of the game. that is also why i asked is he referring to rasner not going five yesterday because that seemed to have taken more than one pitcher out of the equation for this game which clearly limited the options that were at girardi’s disposal.

  299. NYFan50 says:

    Has there been a worse game this season? Can anyone think of one? Between losing like that and potentially losing Joba…I mean, this is the worst game of the season so far, no?

  300. Manimal says:

    Yankees always miss their opportunities. They could’ve gained ground and they didn’t. I know it happens every once and a while but at the end of the season is serious business.